A record 60 million people were displaced from their homes at the end of
2014. Once displaced for six months, a refugee is likely to be displaced
for at least three years, and protracted displacement is also a major
phenomenon among internally displaced people. Most displacement crises
persist for years: fewer than one in 40 refugee crises are resolved
within three years, and most last for decades.
This HPG Policy Brief summarises the findings of an HPG/Internal
Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) study on protracted displacement
for the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). It sets
out key common themes in protracted displacement, explores how responses
to it have evolved and outlines a pilot tool to begin understanding the
opportunities for self-reliance and livelihood assistance afforded by
Cosgrave, J.; Crawford, N.; Haysom, S.; Walicki, N. Briefing: Protracted displacement uncertain paths to self-reliance in exile. ODI, London, UK (2015) 4 pp.
Briefing: Protracted displacement uncertain paths to self-reliance in exile